Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
USN-986-1 fixed vulnerabilities in bzip2. dpkg statically links
against libbz2 and needed to be rebuilt to use the updated libbz2.
An integer overflow was discovered in bzip2. If a user or automated
system were tricked into decompressing a crafted bz2 file, an attacker
could cause bzip2 or any application linked against libbz2 to crash or
possibly execute code as the user running the program.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected dpkg, dpkg-dev and / or dselect packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : false